Solved I want to increase my dedicated video memory

January 8, 2018 at 02:22:28
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I own a HP 2000 notebook PC with total available memory of 3072MB, dedicated video memory of 384MB, system video memory 0 and system shared memory 2688MB. I would like to increase my DVM to somewhat 1000MB, how can I do it?

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January 8, 2018 at 19:16:27
"Dedicated" means a physical RAM chip devoted solely to graphics. It's usually GDDR3 or GDDR5. The graphics memory in your laptop is "shared" from the system memory. You might be able to change the base allocation amount in the BIOS, but that means you'll be lowering the amount available for the OS.

You didn't post the exact model of your laptop - there are dozens in the HP 2000 series - but most can accept up to 8GB (2x4GB). If you increase the system RAM, the base allocation for VRAM will increase. You may also have to upgrade to a 64-bit OS. You didn't state which OS you're running, but I doubt it's Android.



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January 8, 2018 at 02:42:20
Increasing the amount of system RAM that's available for the GPU to use as VRAM is done in the BIOS settings.

However, there is a fixed limit above which you cannot go. Your notebook may already be set to that limit.

You also need to remember that increasing RAM for the GPU will decrease what's left for Windows & applications to use, so performance will suffer.


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January 8, 2018 at 03:45:36
BIOS settings to increase dedicated video memory are usually confined to desktops and are rarely available in Laptops, Notebooks. There is no other way. This would rarely improve performance. It may fool some game into believing your computer has adequate performance or it may improve some specific benchmarks. But real world performance, not likely. Most likely it would be impaired.

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January 8, 2018 at 15:23:15
If you plan on needing dedicated graphics on your laptop or notebook then the time to decide that is when you purchase it and you can research all models and find the ones with dedicated graphics cards which have dedicated graphics memory onboard. It is not just the memory that really helps your graphics but the graphics engine itself and the memory hard wired to it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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January 8, 2018 at 19:16:27
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"Dedicated" means a physical RAM chip devoted solely to graphics. It's usually GDDR3 or GDDR5. The graphics memory in your laptop is "shared" from the system memory. You might be able to change the base allocation amount in the BIOS, but that means you'll be lowering the amount available for the OS.

You didn't post the exact model of your laptop - there are dozens in the HP 2000 series - but most can accept up to 8GB (2x4GB). If you increase the system RAM, the base allocation for VRAM will increase. You may also have to upgrade to a 64-bit OS. You didn't state which OS you're running, but I doubt it's Android.


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